Indiana University – J.D., 2004

Primary Focus Area

  • Business Law


Social Enterprise Alliance
Source River West Entrepreneurship Center
Indy Mompreneurs
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Other Focus Areas

Startup Law


Having extensive experience in the general corporate world, Karen brings years of practical perspective and problem-solving abilities to each of her client relationships. As a part of the business law practice area group, Karen focuses on providing legal services to small and medium-sized businesses, specifically social entrepreneurs, and women and minority led businesses. Karen uses her skills in contract drafting and negotiation to help her clients solve problems – her favorite part of the job.

As an undergraduate, Karen attended Cedarville University and then graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2004. Before law school, Karen worked at a large Indianapolis law firm as a paralegal in the nonprofit and exempt organization section. Since admission to the bar, she has spent most of her years of legal practice working as in-house counsel, serving as a trusted advisor to business leaders on a broad variety of legal issues in highly regulated industries, such as chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and batteries.

Outside of the office, Karen is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching contract drafting to upper level law students. She is also heavily involved in the community. She constantly volunteers in her children’s schools in the Indianapolis Public School system and with the Indianapolis Public School Education Foundation. She is an advocate for foster and adoptive children’s issues with The Villages of Indiana. Karen is also active with the community development work going on in the northeast area of Indianapolis, as chairperson of the Northeast Corridor Quality of Life Plan. On weekends during the spring and summer, you will find Karen and her family cleaning up neighborhoods with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.